FILTRODISC™ BIO SD is a filtration system which removes particles (e.g. cells, bacteria, yeast), impurities (e.g. HCP, DNA) and other turbid matter from process liquids (e.g. fermentation broths). This system is completely disposable; all material that comes in contact with the product is meant for single-use and can be disposed of after the filtration is completed. This “disposability” or “single-use” reduces cross contamination risks, cleaning validation efforts and downtime during filter changes, making this method the ideal choice for contract manufacturers (CMO) and other operations with a high frequency of product change. All sizes can be ordered gamma sterilized (upon request).
The experience acquired with one of its clients allows 3P the capability to offer this alternative technology in its services pipeline.
The Upstream and the Technical Services teams have headed a cell free process; this is a state of the art technology that allows obtaining a specific enzyme in a non-stop fermentation process. This is possible thanks to an enzymatic biochemical reaction without any cellular mechanism interaction.
This is an important landmark for the company in several aspects:
The successful coverage of a continuous production processes.
Control of temperature during all stages to ensure stability throughout the process with adaptation of equipments and facilities to guarantee this condition
The scaling-up of this technology with the singularity of maintaining constantly the temperature to guarantee the reproducibility of the process.
The development of this alternative technology opens the door to those potential clients who need this type of resources to produce proteins and small molecules and sets the company in a leading position in the global biotechnology industry.
3P is a CDMO organization that develops and manufactures biological and cellular therapy products for preclinical, clinical trials and commercial phases for other companies under GMP conditions.
METTLER TOLEDO now offers a new family of high-precision weighing platforms that provide superior accuracy and reliability in harsh industrial conditions with flexibility to be used for many applications.
The new PBK9 and PFK9 Weighing Platforms provide the rugged and reliable operation customers have come to expect from METTLER TOLEDO, paired with advanced technology for high-precision weighing.
Benefits of PBK9 and PFK9 Weighing Platforms include:
Outstanding accuracy: The platforms are ideally suited for all weighing processes in which quality is critical and tolerances need to be minimized.
Reliable performance: The platforms notify the operator when recalibration or adjustments are necessary due to environmental changes.
Easy maintenance: Automated calibration with a built-in calibration weight and plug-in cables allow for easy maintenance.
Versatile and Robust: The robust load cell with integrated overload protection and IP66/IP68 ingress protection makes the platforms suitable for a variety of challenging environments including wet areas, locations with heavy dust or workplaces that need regular cleaning.
The PBK9 and PFK9 Weighing Platforms virtually eliminate the impact of environmental interferences that cause errors and result in wasted ingredients or rejected batches. Advanced Monobloc and filter technology guarantees the highest precision and reliability possible.
In addition, the PBK9 and PFK9 weighing platforms are excellent standalone solutions and they also operate well as components in applications ranging from counting and formulating to filling. PBK9 and PFK9 Weighing Platforms offer multiple options, including mild, galvanized or stainless-steel for applications in wet, dusty, harsh or hazardous environments. Nine sizes and twelve capacities from 0.6 kilograms to 3 tons with resolutions up to 750,000 divisions respectively 30,000e (legal for trade) are available. All platforms can be connected to numerous METTLER TOLEDO terminals or directly connected to a control system.
ReadyTector is an easy, quick and clear all-in-one detection solution for Western blotting.
All-in-one solution for Western blots
The one-step solution contains all ingredients for quick immunodetection. Only a specific primary antibody has to be added. “All-in-one” stands for all ingredients in one solution as well as for all-in-one step. Blocking and binding of primary and secondary antibodies are carried out simultaneously.
The only additional step is washing with the specific ReadyTector Wash Buffer.
ReadyTector for Western blotting is easy, quick and clear:
easy – very simple procedure
quick – very fast procedure with very quick results
clear – no background
The ReadyTector kit contains the all-in-one Solution and the Wash Buffer. Bottle sizes of 40 ml, 120 ml and 500 ml are available.
SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase (RT) is a proprietary mutant of SuperScript® II RT that is active at 50°C and has a half-life of 220 minutes, providing increased specificity with gene-specific primers (GSPs) and the highest cDNA yield of all RTs.
SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase (RT) is a proprietary mutant of SuperScript® II RT that is active at 50°C and has a half-life of 220 minutes, providing increased specificity with gene-specific primers (GSPs) and the highest cDNA yield of all RTs. It is ideal for RT-PCR of a specific gene or for generating cDNA from total or poly (A)+ RNA samples. Like SuperScript® II, it synthesizes a complementary DNA strand from single-stranded RNA, DNA, or from an RNA:DNA hybrid. SuperScript® III RT is genetically engineered by the introduction of point mutations that increase half-life, reduce RNase activity, and increase thermal stability. SuperScript® III RT features:
Thermostability—half-life of 220 min at 50°C
Yield—reduced RNase H activity for more full-length cDNA
Specificity—full activity at 50°C for increased specificity with gene-specific primers
Applications—array labeling, cDNA libraries, RT-PCR, primer extension, 3´ and 5´ RACE
TAP Biosystems installs CellBase CT system at PrimeCell to provide multiple Autologous Cell Therapies.
TAP Biosystems, a leading supplier of innovative cell culture systems and consumables for life science applications, is pleased to announce it is installing a system to automate the ex-vivo expansion of autologous cell therapies (CellBase CT™) at Czech-based firm PrimeCell, one of Central and Eastern Europe’s largest regenerative medicine companies.
The CellBase CT system at PrimeCell will be used in their new GMP facility at the National Tissue Centre Inc to rapidly scale up their manual cell culture processes in T-flasks and will provide a fully-contained aseptic cell expansion area. This will allow scientists to manufacture multiple autologous cell therapies from many individual patients in parallel and will enable the company to supply clients, including regional transplant centres in the Czech Republic, with a range of clean autologous therapies.
Dr Ralph von Strandmann, TAP Biosystems' European Sales Manager stated: “With EU funding for new technologies, there has been an increasing interest in manufacturing biotechnology products in Central and Eastern Europe. This has led progressive companies here to realise that utilising efficient methods of manufacturing cell therapies will provide them with a significant advantage in this competitive sector.”
Dr. von Strandmann added: “We are pleased that PrimeCell will be using CellBase CT to automate expansion of their autologous stem cell therapies. It is an excellent, cost-efficient alternative to labour intensive manual cell culture and could help make autologous cell therapies less expensive and more widely accessible to patients in Central and Eastern Europe.”
The Nano-Glo® Dual-Luciferase® Reporter (NanoDLR) Assay allows you to detect the activities of firefly and NanoLuc® luciferases in a single sample.
The Nano-Glo® Dual-Luciferase® Reporter (NanoDLR) Assay allows you to detect the activities of firefly and NanoLuc® luciferases in a single sample. Improved firefly chemistry and the bright, sensitive NanoLuc® luciferase make this a highly sensitive dual assay that is simple to use, provides superior data quality, and allows greater flexibility in assay design.
In the Nano-Glo® Dual-Luciferase® Reporter Assay, firefly luciferase activity is measured first using the ONE-Glo™ EX Luciferase Assay Reagent. NanoDLR™ Stop & Glo® Reagent is then added to quench the firefly signal and provide the substrate needed to measure NanoLuc® luciferase activity. The signal half-life is greater than two hours for both reporters.
HEK293 cells transfected with a 1:1:8 ratio of either TK-Rluc (Renilla):TK-Fluc (firefly):carrier DNA or TK-Nluc (NanoLuc):TK-Fluc:carrier DNA and assayed with NanoDLR™, DLR™ or Dual-Glo® Dual-Luciferase Assay System as indicated. When luciferases are expressed from the same promoter, the NanoDLR™ Assay provides bright signal for both Fluc and Nluc reporters with stable "glow-type" signals.
Potent inhibition of firefly luciferase (Fluc) provides excellent signal separation, allowing accurate measurement of even low amounts of NanoLuc® luciferase (Nluc), even in the presence of high Fluc activity.
Even extremely high Fluc signals are reduced to near background levels by NanoDLR™ Stop & Glo® Reagent, providing excellent signal separation and low variability without sacrificing the sensitivity of two bright luminescent readouts.
Isolate, grow, maintain and differentiate human mesenchymal stem cells from various sources with a complete, optimized culture system.
Biological Industries offers a full product portfolio, including stem cell culture media, freezing media, attachment solution, cell dissociation solutions and initial differentiation kits.
Isolation and Culture
MSC NutriStem® XF line and its supporting reagents are optimized for human mesenchymal stem cells from a variety of tissue sources and promise optimal growth and maintenance of hMSC, high proliferation rate, superior maintenance of cell characteristics, fibroblast-like morphology maintenance and long-term growth
MSC GoTM Osteogenic, Adipogenic and Chondrogenic XF series offer a complete system for the evaluation and reliable induction of hMSC from various sources into adipocytes, chondrocytes and osteoblasts/osteocytes. The kits are designed to be user friendly with all the growth factors and supplements necessary for the direct differentiation of hMSC
All products are completely free of serum and non-human derived components, hence:
Eliminate contagious health risks from viral agents, mycoplasma, and prions
Eliminate lot-to-lot variability
Limit immunological reactions once cells are transplanted
Suitable for clinical applications
Ensure reliable performance
Eliminate the drawbacks of unwanted background differentiation and interruption in the cell metabolism
AMSBIO announces the launch of mRNA-In™ and mRNA-In™ Neuro – a new range of high efficiency, targeted transfection reagents.
Offering high transfection efficiency and expression levels across a broad range of cell types, including stem cells and primary cells, mRNA-In™ is a robust and easy-to-use mRNA delivery solution proven in applications including protein expression and iPSC-reprogramming. Recognized as among the most difficult cell types to transfect, either freshly isolated or cryopreserved neurons or neural stem cells can be transfected with exceptionally low cytotoxicity using the specifically designed and optimized mRNA-In™ Neuro reagent.
AMSBIO’s new mRNA-In™ transfection reagents require very low amounts of mRNA to achieve maximum transfection efficiency. Moreover, mRNA expression levels can be adjusted by just changing the amount of mRNA transfection thereby significantly minimizing unintended off-target immune activation. Across a wide range of cell types, mRNA-In™ reagents have been shown to produce exceptionally high transfection efficiency while maintaining optimal cell health and viability.
Messenger RNA (mRNA) delivery has become a widely used non-viral gene delivery technique due to the significant advantages it offers. This includes almost no risk of integration into the host genome, which can lead to insertional mutagenesis and activation of oncogenes, and the ability to achieve very high transfection efficiencies nearing that of viral delivery methods. Also by contrast with DNA transfection, mRNA delivery does not enter the nucleus, rather only cytosolic delivery is required, resulting in more a rapid expression method.
Comprising a proprietary formulation of chemically defined and animal-free compounds mRNA-In™ transfection reagents are the latest addition to a growing range of nucleic acid delivery solutions from AMSBIO optimized for superior transfection efficiency and maximum cell viability.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech presents the new system FlexAct® that enables you to custom- configure single-use solutions for entire biomanufacturing steps.
FlexAct® is a new system that enables you to custom- configure single-use solutions for entire biomanufacturing steps. The FlexAct® system consists of the central opera- ting module that offers the widest variety of configuration options so you can take complete control of practically any steps in upstream and downstream processing.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech presents the FlexAct® BP for buffer preparation. Next in line are media preparation (MP), cell harvest (CH), UF | DF crossflow (UD), virus removal (Vr), virus inactivation (VI), polishing (PO), form | fill (FF) and form | transfer (FT).
The core of FlexAct®, the central operating module (COM), has been designed to be used in any application. This means you can quickly reconfigure FlexAct® in just a few easy steps. For example, take the FlexAct® BP for buffer preparation and effortlessly convert it into FlexAct® VR for virus removal.
And it goes without saying that the technologies and products used in FlexAct® are scalable. This makes FlexAct® a future-proof system in every respect; one that gives you the greatest possible flexibility.
The Cadence Inline Concentrator simplifies concentrating solutions of biomolecules to an in-line, single-use, ready-to-use process.
The recirculation loop associated with tangential flow filtration (TFF) conventionally used for this process is eliminated. Pump and tube sizes are reduced, product recovery is maximized, and sensitive proteins are exposed to less shear. The Cadence Single-Use Inline Concentrator moves the product being processed through a proprietary design flow path in a pre-assembled module with all connections already in place and designed to couple to available standard tubing manifolds.
Typical applications include monoclonal antibodies, fractionated antibodies, recombinant proteins, other proteins and recombinant blood factors. The Cadence Single-Use Inline Concentrator is used to concentrate clarified bulk after fermentation, and to reduce the number or size of bags needed and increase product concentration to improve chromatography performance.
Cost projections with BioSolve software show that, compared to conventional single-use TFF, the Cadence Single-Use Inline Concentrator provides a 31% cost of goods sold and a 66% capital investment savings per batch because of the elimination of the need for intermediate tanks, ability to use smaller chromatography columns, energy savings, and the ability to couple processes to reduce downtime.
Humanized NSG and NSG-SGM3 mice as a new preclinical bridge for immune-oncology therapies.
Humanized mice are a proven host for engraftment of human tumors or establishment of human immunity following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Understanding the interactions between human immune cells and tumors is paramount when devising treatment strategies that prevent tumor evasion of immune cells and improve cytotoxic responses.
FILTRODISC™ BIO SD is a filtration system which removes particles (e.g. cells, bacteria, yeast), impurities (e.g. HCP, DNA) and other turbid matter from process liquids (e.g. fermentation broths). more